2022 marks the final season that two St. Louis Cardinals legends will ever step foot on a baseball field.
Sadly, Molina has been on the injured list for a little while and has missed some time, but that hasn’t stopped the Cardinals from celebrating him as he embarks on his farewell tour.
This afternoon, the Cardinals unveiled a special logo to commemorate Molina that includes his iconic No. 4 and a silhouette of the man himself.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweeted a screenshot of it, explaining that it’s a subtle nod to both his iconic No. 4 and the No. 41 that he wore in 2004 and 2005.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) July 7, 2022
Molina means everything to the Cardinals and the city of St. Louis.
The fans have loved him since day one.
He and Adam Wainwright have formed one of baseball’s most iconic pitcher-catcher batteries, as well as friendships.
There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that Molina is going to be a Hall-of-Famer, a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer at that.
He is one of, if not the best catcher to have ever played in the majors.
And the fact that he has done it with just one team his entire career makes it even more special.
He’s spent his entire career with Wainwright and has won two rings with him and Pujols.
He’s also a nine-time Gold Glove Award winner and a 10-time National League All-Star, as well as a four-time Platinum Glove Award winner.
Molina has traveled far and has seen it all during his career.
Now, he bids farewell to the sport, but the Cardinals want to make sure he goes out in style.